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  • My Long-Lost Bullish Ford Thesis  [View article]
    High speed computer trading is keep the Ford stock price down. Their algorithms are not concerned with the upturn in Ford growth.
    Apr 1, 2014. 08:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford (F) will keep its eyes on the diesel market and react quickly if demand picks up, according to execs. Last week, diesel was all the rage at the Chicago Auto Show with a number of automakers saying they will increase their presence this year in the U.S. market for diesel-powered vehicles.  [View news story]
    The Big 3 plus Toyota are missing a lot of sales by not offering a small turbo diesel in pickup trucks.
    They need a 2.5 liter turbo diesel and a 5 or 6 speed tranny (double overdrive) that can put out 160 hp and 340 ft-lb torque.
    No one has one because of the EPA.
    My ’06 Jeep Liberty with a 2.8 L turbo diesel has gotten 36 mpg highway (on board fuel economy gauge). It has 160 hp and 300 ft-lb torque.

    The designers at the big auto makers get free fuel so they don’t understand the need to strive for increased fuel economy.
    Feb 12, 2013. 07:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Ford Finally Getting Into Gear?  [View article]
    Ford needs a 150hp 250ft-lb turbo diesel, about 2.3L for their F150 pickups. It would get about 30 mpg and could still tow little trailers. Tradesmen would go crazy for them. The Chinese knock off F150 has a little turbo diesel.
    Dec 11, 2012. 02:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The whispers are developing into murmurs from automakers on plans to follow Google's lead and develop self-driving car concepts. While Google has already successfully auto-piloted its test car through traffic in Silicon Valley, major automakers start to ramp up. Nissan (NSANY.OB) unveiled a futuristic driverless car at a tech show - while Ford (F), Audi (VLKAY.PK), and BMW (BAMXY.PK) are in a testing phase. The end game: Down the road, the technology could be developed to automate simple driving in places such as college campuses or business complexes before hitting mainstream roads.  [View news story]
    How about focusing on getting old people to their Dr's appointments in the autonamus cars?
    Oct 29, 2012. 01:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment